TIRANA – Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, has warned that the US was interfering Beijing’s relationship with Europe, adding it was “in both of our interests to dispel such interferences,” Politico reported on Wednesday.
Wang made his comments after a meeting in Rome with Italian foreign minister Luigi Di Maio at a joint press briefing after their talks on Tuesday.
Italy is the first leg in Wang’s first foreign tour as the COVID-19 epidemic eases. The official visit in Europe from Aug. 25 to Sept. 1 will also take him to the Netherlands, Norway, France and Germany.
Beijing’s top diplomat was quoted by Xinhua as saying that starting “a new Cold War” is to reverse the course of history and kidnap the whole world.
Responding to a question regarding China’s comments on the so-called “new Cold War” that China and the U.S. are possibly heading into, Wang said China does not intend to engage in such a Cold War and is firmly against any hype about a so-called “new Cold War.”
Claiming to launch “a new Cold war” is to reverse the course of history, to serve one’s own interests and to kidnap people from all over the world, he said.
In Wang’s view, such an attempt “is against the world development trend. And I think countries in the world are not going to be behind this mentality. Instead we are going to join hand to oppose anyone who is trying to drag us back into that ‘law of the jungle’.”/argumentum.al